The Friends of Rittenhouse Square is a membership organization governed by an Executive Committee and a volunteer Board of Directors. Through the support and donations of our members and sponsors, we work to preserve, protect, and beautify Rittenhouse Square for all to enjoy - because that's what Friends are for!
Rittenhouse Square was planned in 1682 by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme, making it the fourth oldest park in the US. Of the five Philadelphia parks they planned, it is the only one to continuously retain its original intent: an urban square to be used as a place of retreat & respite.
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Learn more about The Friend's work to preserve, protect, and beautify Rittenhouse
While the Square has many fans,
it can always use more